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Kansas City Star
William Rufus Jackson
Carrie Westlake Whitne...
Kansas City Press Club
Jay Holcomb Neff
Information on Jay Holcomb Neff, or Jay Neff (1854-1915), mayor of Kansas City in 1904-1905 and buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. Description of his life and career as a native of Indiana coming to Kansas...
William Rockhill Nelson
Folder contains photos, illustrations, and information on William Rockhill Nelson (1841-1915), founder and editor of the Kansas City Star newspaper, born in Indiana and coming to Kansas City in 1881.
Reporter Receives Tom Joyner 'Hardest Working' Award
Eric L. Wesson, a writer for the Kansas City Call who also hosts two radio talk shows, is owner of One Goal Consultants. Wesson is active in many community activities.
Photos, illustrations, and information on Major John Newman Edwards, or John Edwards (1839-1889), co-owner of the old Kansas City Times with Colonel John Moore in 1868 at 813 Main Street. Description of...
Information about nationally famous television journalist Walter Cronkite who was born in Saint Joseph and raised in Kansas City, with photos and recollections of 1930s Kansas City, etc.
Photo and information on John Selby, a novelist of fiction books set in the Kansas City area ("among them a fictionized [sic] biography of William Rockhill Nelson") and a former Kansas City Star journalist...
Allan Saint John
Photo and bio of Allan Saint John or Allan St. John, "candidate for Assessor of Jackson County." Born in Lathrop, Missouri about 1869 and establishing the Minden Monitor and Sheldon Enterprise newspapers...
Clara Virginia Townsend
File containing photos and information on Clara Virginia Townsend, or Clara Townsend (ca. 1858-1939), a former teacher, school principal, and creator of "Prunes and Prisms" column (under the pen name of...
Henry Clay Pate
File containing a collection of research papers on Henry Clay Pate, or Henry Pate, publisher of the Westport Border Star proslavery newspaper and a participant in 1850s border warfare in the Kansas City...
Dorothy Thompson with College Students
Dorothy Thompson flanked by three University of Kansas students. Thompson was a prominent journalist and leading opponent of 1930's fascism.
File contains a brochure or program with photo, illustration, and information on the journalism school building erected in 1936 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, named for Walter Williams (1864-1935),...
Newspaper clippings from 1905 to 1947 from the Kansas City Star and Times, the Denver Republican, the Springfield Republican, New York Tribune, and Washington Post, about George Creel (1876-1953), a journalist,...
Henry J. Haskell
Information on Henry Haskell (1874-1952), columnist for the Kansas City Star with "Random Thoughts" and other writings, editor during the paper's two Pulitzer Prizes, arriving in Kansas City in 1896.
File contains a biographical article about Edgar Snow (1905-1972), a prominent Asian journalist and native Kansas Citian writing "a prophetic and controversial book titled 'Red Star over China'" upon his...
Biography of Ada Crogman Franklin (ca. 1886 - 1983), Teacher, Actress, and Producer
Photos and newspaper clippings about local journalist and writer Henry Haskell (1874-1952).
Velma West Sykes
Photo and multiple articles on Velma West Sykes (ca. 1897-1976), writer of "The Star's 'Chaparone' book review column from 1936 to 1939" and widow of George B. Sykes, Kansas City Star editor from 1918...
File contains a chronological list of winners of the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Achievement since its inception in 1979. Award named for Thorpe Menn, former literary editor for the Kansas City Star...
File contains information about journalists, including editors.
Kansas City Post
File contains pamphlet about the Post's bankruptcy as well as a biographical article about Jack Wally, "chief photographer for the 'Kansas City Journal-Post'" from 1935 to 1940. Born about 1913 and becoming...
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